That is excellent news Nigel, maybe people are realising that Turkey is not as cheap as it once was. Plus the advent of airlines like Easyjet must be of benefit so that people can book their own holidays to a much more tailored program, unlike the package tour companies which are invariably for either 7, 10 or 14 nights.
Long may it continue
Message posted by Denis O on 16áJuneá2011 at 7:48am - IP Logged
I was in the south of the island on Sunday and drove back around 9.00pm and certainly Messonghi seemd reasonably busy. The taverna's weren't overloaded but there seemed a lot of holiday makers on the streets. Certainly more than I expected.
Benitses was somewhat quieter on the same coast.
Over here in the west Ermones is definitely busier.
Perhaps Corfu is moving in the right direction.
Message posted by C4owner on 16áJuneá2011 at 11:03am - IP Logged
Problem with airport arrival and departure figures is that it includes all those Cruise Ship passengers that simply pass through and distort the real picture
Kassiopi was getting busier when we left and Ipsos had circa 120 on the beach as we passed through on the way to the airport compared to the 60 on the arrival transfer (yes I'm a saddo for counting) but still wasn't as busy as previous years.
Message posted by chrysilla on 18áJuneá2011 at 6:05pm - IP Logged
The events in Tunisia and Egypt contribute greatly to the increase in tourism, we are seeing in Greece overall. Our landlord here is an insurance agent, he works with many hotels and restaurants, and tells us business is up 25 to 30% in Corfu.
My honey works for a big hotel in Acharavi, they were at 60% capacity in May, and they're almost full now. Today is his last "repos" until the end of August. I think this is great news for us all
We've had pretty much full occupancy for 2 weeks now, which is brilliant news, and we do have very few vacancies between now and late September.
However, the feedback I'm getting from many local retail businesses is that although there are visitors to the island they are not spending. The general concensus amongst those I've spoken with is that turnover in shops, tavernas etc is generally about 50% down on the same time last year.
Message posted by Maxi Peps on 19áJuneá2011 at 3:32am - IP Logged
Rocky and Bill are spot on. My friends in Paleo tell me that trade for the bars, shops, and tavernas is far worse than last year, and last year was a stinker. Very very sad, but look forward to hooking up with them over there in September.
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